Utah Highway Patrol troopers near Price took two men into custody for investigation of an armed robbery less than two hours after a Provo credit union was robbed on Tuesday.
At 11:15 a.m., a man with a black handgun stuck in the waistband of his pants walked into the Utah First Credit Union on 100 West and handed an employee a bag and a note demanding money, police said. The teller placed an undisclosed amount of cash and a dye pack in the bag, police said.
The dye pack exploded after the man had run only 50 yards north of the credit union, a witnesses told police. The man dropped the dye pack and some money before getting into a white van driven by another man, the witness said.
UHP troopers on U.S. 6 pulled over a vehicle that met the description of the van at the robbery. Inside the vehicle, officers found cash stained with red dye and a BB-gun pistol, police said. The two men had a 1-year-old child with them.
Officers booked the men into the Carbon County Jail for questioning and placed the toddler in the care of the Department of Child and Family Services.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the robbery can call Provo police detective Drew Hubbard at 852-7248 or Provo Police Dispatch at 852-6210.